Exploring Kew Gardens

'Perhaps exploring Kew Gardens on one of the hottest days of the year isn't the best idea', I thought to myself as we paid for the tickets. We had only decided a couple of days before to go, and while at the time it had seemed great, now it seemed hot! Nevertheless, we persisted with …

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The Magical Lives of Cats

Phoebe and Einstein are a joy to have in our house, and they get better and better each day.  Here's their 18 month update. Phoebe has her own little toys, and god help you if you try to take them from her! She's taken to playing a lot with her little ball with the bell …

Musings on Confidence and Travel

I'm never been particularly confident. I wonder sometimes why I then became so drawn to travel. As a child, I thought international travel was for confident people, and yet now, as a not confident introvert all I want to do is roam. I'm planning another trip soon. I won't technically be alone, but I will …

Things I Learnt in 2017

Things I learnt about myself in 2017... You are braver than you ever imagined. You've been further than you ever dreamed this year, and that in itself is amazing. Get out more. You're young. Travel isn't always easy or happy, and that's okay. Being alone isn't half bad. December might always be hard, but it'll …

Happy Birthday Phoebe and Einstein!

(Okay, so it's not their actual birthdays today but we don't know when their real birthdays are so this is the best we can do.) Today is the first anniversary of when we adopted Phoebe and Einstein! They've improved so much in this year; Phoebe is so adventurous now and slightly less aloof, while Einstein's …